Artistic Production as a Modality for Political Action: A Manifesto
Based on Olivia Wiederkehr’s Manifesto and a manuscript of a discussion in Basel between Olivia Wiederkehr, Sabine Gebhardt Fink, and Patricia Bianchi in 2018, we developed this manifesto. We understand this text as a score for a collective action in the public sphere. It addresses our current understanding of artistic production; we imagine this action as a modality with a political as well as an aesthetical effect. An action as production of a social space – addressing new materialities such as gender roles.


1. Flow

2. Listen

3. Make visible what is bothering you

4. Say, how you feel

5. Be power

6. Overcome power

7. Include everything

8. Involve and be involved

9. Act and live together

10. Stand your ground > center yourself

11. Connect differences

12. Reform the spectrum of wealth

13. Accept chaos

14. Intervene into politics

15. Care for planetary health

16. Address your action and take responsibility of your actions

17. Irritate the public subconscious

18. Understand public participation as art

19. Watch out: time-space

20. Be


Edited by Varsha Nair 


Common Action: (Hinten) Soohyun Jeong, Caroline Arnold, Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Daria Leush, Kathrina Steffen, Thomas Baggenstos, (Vorne) Shanmei Tan, Martha Kappfhammer (Lila Egger nicht auf dem Bild)


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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8224741


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